Allied Health Opportunities

Allied Health represents clinical healthcare professionals distinct from medicine and nursing. They perform important work within the healthcare team to make the healthcare system function. Because of their specialization, they must adhere to national training and education standards, licensing, their professional scope of practice, and often prove their skills through diplomas, certified credentials, and continuing education. Allied Health opportunities at Penn State Hershey include:

Clinical Support

  • Audiologist
  • Clinical Dietitian Specialist
  • Clinical Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Psychiatric Specialist
  • Endoscopy Technician
  • Electrophysiology Ablation Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Mohs Technician
  • Neuro Physiology Technician
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Sitter


Heart & Vascular

  • Cardiac Sonographer
  • Cardiology Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Pacemaker Technician
  • Vascular Radiology Technician
  • Vascular Ultrasound Technologist


Pathology

  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Histology Technologist
  • Lab Associate
  • Lab Courier
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Microbiology Specimen Processor
  • Pathology Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Technical Lab Associate


Pharmacy

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Pharmacy Intern
  • Pharmacy Resident
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Staff Pharmacist


Physician Assistant

  • Physician Assistants (PA) are health care professionals licensed, or in some cases credentialed, to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA's practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.
  • Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a recertification every six years. Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure.


Radiation Therapy

  • Dosimetrist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Radiation Therapist


Radiology

  • Computerized Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Mammography Technologist
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist
  • Nuclear Medical Technologist
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Radiology Support Associate
  • Sonographer


Rehabilitation

  • Feeding Therapist
  • Music Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech Language Therapist


Respiratory

  • Clinical Respiratory Specialist
  • Pulmonary Respiratory Specialist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist Technician II


Other Allied Health Careers

  • Certified Perfusionist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Chaplain
  • Decedent Care Associate
  • Dispensing Optician
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Medical Dermatician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Ophthalmic Photographer
  • Ophthalmic Orthopedist Technologist
  • Ophthalmology Technician
  • Optician
  • Pastoral Care Resident
  • Perfusion Assistant
  • Polysomnographic Technician
  • Polysomnographic Technologist
  • Social Worker